Kid’s Corner – Learning Activities in the Barn

A child enjoys a Kid's Corner activity in the garden.

A child enjoys a Kid’s Corner activity in the garden.

On the two potting tables on the east wall in the Linnaeus Garden Visitors’ Barn you will discover various garden activities to share with children.

Featured on the north table are hands-on items that we think will be of interest to children of all ages.

On the south table is a themed display that changes at the beginning of each month with activities for children to do at the garden as well as a take-home project. A child-sized table located nearby is available for children to sit at to work puzzles, color, or do other activities.  There are also yoga mats to use for sitting on the floor.

Between the two tables is a display bookshelf with a collection of children’s picture books related to gardening and nature. We invite visitors with children to borrow books from this shelf to take out into the garden to read for their own personal story time.

Each month a topic related to gardening is explored and accompanied by follow-up activities.